- Angie Martinez
*The goings on at New York’s No. 1 radio station 97.1 WQHT will be seen in a new VH1 half-hour reality series, titled “This Is Hot 97.”
In addition to the personalities in the cast — Ebro, Angie Martinez, Funkmaster Flex, Rosenberg — the show will feature cameos from some music acts who stop by for interviews, like Macklemore, Wale, Rick Ross, and Kanye West.
“This Is Hot 97” will premiere March 31 at 10:30 p.m. Watch the trailer below:
*Its Oscar week and that means it’s time for the “ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood” luncheon.
The exclusive event honored the brightest stars at the Beverly Hills Hotel Thursday.
EURweb associate Fahnia Thomas was at the 7th annual celebration and asked the best of Hollywood why it’s important to continuously illuminate positive images of Black women worldwide.
by Larry Buford
The Waters on the Red Carpet. (L – R) Luther, Maxine, Julia and Oren
*Think you’ve never heard of The Waters? Listen again!
I first saw them live at a Neil Diamond show at The Forum…Julia and Maxine are the voices behind Diana Ross on “Someday We’ll Be Together”
If you’ve ever listened to vinyl records or CD’s, watched television or gone to the movies you have heard one or more of the voices that comprise “The Waters” – Luther, Maxine, Julia, and Oren – a family group raised in Los Angeles, grew up in a rich musical environment orchestrated by their mother Lorena who was quite a vocalist in her own right.
8-week run begins February 26 and will feature unique blend of politics and pop culture
*WASHINGTON, D.C. — Married Politicos Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills of the weekly politics and pop culture talk show, “Politini,” are expanding their popular podcast from the airwaves to video with the production of a new series for theGrio.com.
The eight-week mini-series will feature Politini’s “Poliwood Round-Up,” and “Is THIS the New Normal?”segments, staples of their weekly podcast, which covers the hottest topics trending from Hollywood to “Poliwood” (the couple’s term for new Washington, as they see it) every Wednesday and Friday beginning on Wednesday, February 26. Today’s first video was titled, “From ‘Scandal to ‘House of Cards’ – when political fiction meets reality.”
*An online protest launched to rally against the arrival of troubled pop star Justin Bieber in a suburban Atlanta neighborhood is apparently just a stunt designed to spark publicity for local station WROK Rock 100.5 FM.
According to the Facebook page of the Buckhead Neighborhood Coalition, the folks who live in that community don’t want Biebs bringing his drama into their area.
The 19 year-old singer was hit with a DUI recently and is rumored to be considering the pricey, family-friendly suburb to stay out of trouble as he rebuilds his career.
*So much for black-owned radio in NYC (with the exception of WWRL am, but who listens to it?).
If you haven’t heard, WBLSfm and WLIBam are being acquired by Emmis after it’s been determined a $131 million transaction will double the company’s station operating income.
WBLS 107.5 FM — focusing on urban adult contemporary — is the No. 2 radio station in New York while it sister station WLIB 1190 AM is New York’s fist African American targeted station — focusing on urban gospel.
The agreement will double Emmis’ annual station operating income — who already owns WQHT (HOT 97) in New York.